“Ojai at Berkeley,” in partnership with Cal Performances, is an extension of Southern California’s annual Ojai Music Festival. The concert series ran Thursday through Saturday, hosting a broad selection of talented musicians trained in a wide variety of musical acumens.

When Vijay Iyer came to UC Berkeley in the early 1990s, he didn’t know he would go on to become what the New Yorker referred to as “the most lauded piano player in jazz.”

Berkeley Couple Sustains Long-Running Mendocino Music Festival

Meet two of Berkeley’s best improvisers: pianist Susan Waterfall and conductor/composer Allan Pollack.

Berkeley World Music Festival is Crossroads of Musical, Social Diversity

On Saturday and Sunday, the 14th Annual Berkeley World Music Festival took place across various locations throughout the city, including People’s Park, Martin Luther King Jr.

UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra Spanish Tour

The UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra (UCBSO) just wrapped up their eleven-day tour of Spain. The goal of this trip was to engage an international audience in Berkeley’s depth of musicality, and to give the students a chance to perform abroad and in new, complex spaces.

Botanical Garden Extends Summer Hours on Twilight Tuesdays

Twilight Tuesdays are back at the UC Botanical Garden.

That means the lush garden nestled near the top of Strawberry Canyon above the central UC Berkeley campus is open until 7:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month, through August.

A couples counselor could have warned Vijay Iyer that the relationship was doomed, but he needed to figure it out for himself. When he arrived at UC Berkeley in the summer of 1992 to start a graduate program in physics, Iyer was also nursing a simmering passion for jazz.

Reflections on a vibrant year with our arts and design community

It’s been quite a year—for our country, for UC Berkeley, and for the Arts + Design Initiative.  We have navigated changes in our political landscape and confronted the challenge of maintaining free speech and freedom of assembly.

ARC | Arts + Design Media Fellow (Videos)

Nikki Doung, the ARC | Arts + Design Media Fellow, has created these videos that highlight the creative campus and programs at UC Berkeley. 

‘Made at Berkeley’ showcases student arts, design projects on campus

Run by the Berkeley Arts + Design Initiative, “Made at Berkeley” is a campuswide showcase of student works, including visual art, dance, theatre, music, film, environmental design and more. The showcase brings together numerous departments that are individually presenting student projects, often senior theses, under a single banner.